These beach destinations in the United States and around the world are perfect for your next girls getaway.
Starting to toss out ideas for your next girls getaway? A beach trip is a no-brainer for fun in the sun, but then comes the question of which coastal community to visit. It’s hard to beat the tropical charisma of Maui or Ko Phi Phi Lee. Then again, Comporta oozes off-the-beaten-path charm that’s so enticing for been-there-done-that types. Just want to steal away for the weekend? Consider a seaside idyll that’s a direct flight from many major U.S. airports (ahem, the Bahamas). Or, maybe it’s time to try something new and go somewhere unexpected like Bocas del Toro Town.
Here are our top picks for a sun-splashed escape with your pals.
The mid-Atlantic archipelago of Bermuda, 640 miles off the coast of North Carolina, is endowed with photogenic pink-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and golf courses. Its culture blends British and American influences, and its proximity to the United States makes for an easy girls weekend, especially for East Coasters. Book a room at the luxurious Rosewood Bermuda to sip rum swizzles and watch the sailboats gliding past.
2. Maui, Hawaii
Active friend groups will love the myriad adventures that await in Maui. Warm, crystalline waters are perfect for snorkeling, kayaking, and swimming. For hiking, there’s no better spot than Haleakalā National Park with its lush forests, streams, terraced pools, cascades, and a 10,023-foot dormant volcano. Of course, you could spend the entire trip sipping mai tais at the pool at the Montage Kapalua Bay and be very happy with that decision.
3. Comporta, Portugal
Drive about an hour south of Lisbon and you’ll reach Comporta, an